The Valley and the Stream | Danyl McLauchlan | Granta

The Valley and the Stream

Danyl McLauchlan

‘Why does serotonin make you happy? How does it affect mood? What is mood? What is depression? How does any of this stuff work?’

Danyl McLauchlan

Danyl McLauchlan studied biology and computer science at Victoria University of Wellington, and worked and travelled in Europe, the Middle East and Asia before he returned to Wellington, where he works at the VUW School of Biology. He is the author of the comic noir novels Unspeakable Secrets of the Aro Valley and Mysterious Mysteries of the Aro Valley . His essays on literature, politics, economics, science and philosophy appear on The Spinoff and he is a host of Politics in Pubs, a series of live events for election year 2020. Danyl's first essay collection, Tranquillity and Ruin, is published by Victoria University Press in February 2021.

More about the author →